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■(TB) 'Admiral Nimitz'

1948, Graves

'Admiral Nimitz' ( Robert Graves, R. 1942). TB. 42" (106 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. ( 'Pale Moonlight' X 'Gudrun') X 'Snowking'. Fairmount, Graves 1948. Honorable Mention 1948.

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Awaiting original catalog description
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 30). The American Iris Society.
Fairmount Gardens. (1948). Nursery catalog for 1948. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves 1948) M. An iris of quality and a gem in purity of color. Named for our American Admiral, it is as strong and dependable as this famous man. The flowers are large and very white, one might describe them as dead white, with a thick brilliant gold beard, suggesting a naval officer in white with his rich gold shoulder ornaments. The crisp firm flowers with closely domed standards, and semi-flaring falls are heavy substanced withstanding wind and rain. The spacing of the blooms on the well branched stalk is excellent. Healthy, hardy growth. This iris is a great addition to the series of whites produced by Dr. Graves. 42 in. $15.00. (Fairmount, 1948).


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AdmiralNimitz1.JPGJPG AdmiralNimitz1.JPG manage 98 K 24 Aug 2016 - 18:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Admiral_Nimitz.JPGJPG Admiral_Nimitz.JPG manage 38 K 30 Jan 2011 - 17:34 IrisP  
admiral-nimitz1-16.jpgjpg admiral-nimitz1-16.jpg manage 117 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:33 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
admiralnimitz9.JPGJPG admiralnimitz9.JPG manage 110 K 21 Dec 2021 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
admiralnimitz90.JPGJPG admiralnimitz90.JPG manage 130 K 21 Dec 2021 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
admiralnimitz91.JPGJPG admiralnimitz91.JPG manage 130 K 21 Dec 2021 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r20 - 24 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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